Update -- who's the fish anyway?
Reminds me of our friends at $5/10.
--Mark after snorkeling.
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- So I jumped in the water with my 200 PB (pea bet) buy-in and soon the entire table welcomed me.
Why? Well, most of the time, tourists just sit down just for the pleasure of watching the professionals work.
Today, they were loving me, with my big bag of frozen peas from Costco. I threw some peas out and then there were swarms everywhere. Nice bet, sir.
I'm not sure who the "fish" was. I'm certain it was me. The swarms of tropical fish couldn't contain themselves. Here was a live one who was just ready to give up his bankroll.
I tried to tell one fish I would feed just him but she couldn't explain to me that it's a public ocean and if I tried to feed one fish heads-up, swarms of fish would be swimming over themselves to sit at my bit of coral reef. (You know, like when Jennifer Harman tried to tell Andy Beal in Michael Craig's book "The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King" that he couldn't just play her heads-up in the Bellagio because everyone would want to sit down).
After a few minutes, the fish were sad to see me go. I jumped out of the water and handed the corporation's pea-roll to Mark, who eagerly went in to feed the fish.
While I was drying out, of course, I loaded up the computer and played on ... where else but Paradise Poker? I immediately bet out a flop of 433 with two clubs. When the third club came, the early caller checked and so did I... Enough to allow me to make fours full on the river. Cha-ching!
In a later hand I had 94o and had top pair and bet it out. Got callers in the 5-max table. The nines held up against the same guy in the previous hand. He had 2nd pair.
Poker in paradise! Yay!